Well amazingly my wife and I got to take one out from Helena's excellent honda dealer. He just bought the dealership and was great to talk to. We did street, highway, and dirt.
First of all never ride the Honda NC700 and then ride any other engine...it will make them seem way rough and jerky. This engine tranny combo is so smooth. The weight is carried very low down and makes my '01 Dakar seem like it has cement bricks up top. Very easy to ride slow or fast.
Super super smooth.
Then I took out a Tenere....seems smaller than it is riding it except in power but I rode it after the Honda so it seemed a bit unrefined. My wife liked its seating position best.
Now I need to hook up with a Stelvio and then will make up my mind.
Also need to check out tire possibilities for the Honda as its factory tires are way too street oriented...I will need a good nobby.